Amazon’s Departure Leaves Developers and Brokers Picking Up the Pieces — Commercial Observer

Like shell-shocked natives of a war zone after the white flags have gone up, New York City real estate players are emerging in the wake of Amazon’s abrupt headquarters cancellation to survey the damage. As far as anyone knew, on February 13, the Seattle-based e-commerce titan was locked into plans it first announced in November…

via Amazon’s Departure Leaves Developers and Brokers Picking Up the Pieces — Commercial Observer


Schedule for Spring Enrichment Evenings: Series on Migration

I plan on attending most of these events at Zohrab Center. They are very informative and well planned events.

The Zohrab Information Center

The Zohrab Information Center is pleased to announce the full schedule of its Winter/Spring 2019 Enrichment Evening Series on Migration. The series explores the contemporary and highly relevant topic of migration through the lens of Armenian and Armenian Christian history and current events. By looking at this timely topic through an Armenian lens, the Zohrab Information Center invites all its participants to consider a fraught topic in all its complexity. The theme of migration encompasses and exceeds the question of the Armenian Genocide, with the Genocide the focus of several of the enrichment evenings. Relics trades, manuscript movement and digitization, migration within the Ottoman Empire, and humanitarian responses to migration crises are some of the additional ways the Zohrab Information Center will explore the topic of migration. We encourage you to join us throughout the Winter and Spring Series on Migration!

The full schedule is posted below.

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Armenian events in Greater New York

For the longest time, I had tried to add the Armenian events links, which get posted at the Facebook group on an easily accessible calendar. Eventually I managed few months ago to accomplish this personal project. It’s to serve the Greater New York Armenian community.

Not everyone is on Facebook, hence a calendar off Facebook was very welcome addition.

On Facebook, at New York Armenians group, when you click on the “events” link on the left margin, you may access the upcoming events in the community.

Here is the events calendar on google.

Upcoming Armenian events in December

I will attempt to add on this page and update it often for the month of December 2018, upcoming Armenian events on the East Coast, mainly the tristate area (NY/NJ/CT).

Thursday December 6th – ANCA Christmas Party –6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Armenian National Committee of America cordially invites you to our Annual Reception celebrating the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.

The Aramian House
1620 T St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Metro: Dupont Circle – North (Red Line)
Street parking after 6:30 pm

RSVP: 202-742-8701 or

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Aramian House – a landmark property in downtown Washington, DC serves as the home and permanent headquarters of the ANCA’s signature youth programs – the Leo Sarkisian Internship Program and the Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program. The establishment of this center was made possible by the family of the late community leader and philanthropist Martha Aramian of Providence, Rhode Island

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Topic: Starstuff To Supernovae · Hosted by AESA Northeastern Section

Please join the AESA Northeastern section and attend this very interesting Astrophysics lecture and computer simulation movie by David Vartanyan.

The question of our origins is as much a scientific question as a philosophical one: where did we come from? Biologically, at least, we now believe the majority of atoms in our body originally come from core-collapse supernovae – the explosive deaths of massive stars, more than 10 the times the size of our sun. Yet, for over half century, our theories and models have been unable to explain how exactly these stars explode. Using the latest supercomputers and an improved understanding of atomic physics, we now present a state-of-the-art simulation of the successful, vigorous explosion of a core-collapse supernova. Our work marks recent progress within the astrophysics community to understanding the deaths of these massive stars and the birth of elements seeding the universe around us.

About the speaker:
David Vartanyan’s parents immigrated from Armenia to Glendale, CA in 1991, where he was born and grew up. During his teenage years, he was heavily influenced by his father’s stories of Professor Viktor Hambartsumyan (1908-1996), and decided early on to pursue Astrophysics. David received his Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Caltech. While in Califormia he was a member of the St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Glendale, until he moved to Princeton University for his graduate studies. Here, interestingly
enough, he is attending the St. Mary’s Armenian Church in Livingston, NJ. He received his Master’s degree from Princeton and is now in the final year of his PhD program at Princeton.

Light refreshments will be served.

113 West 60th St, Room 1022*
New York, NY 10023

* Room subject to change (verify at entrance)

For more information:


After a long absence, I’m back!

I have been absent from this blog for quite a while. I usually use my Armenian related blog at blogspot. It’s at:

There I cover and add Armenian related topics. From the arts, to history, events, artists, music and more. And at the right margin I have various quick links. My favorite being the various Armenian streaming music. It’s amazingly there are so many amazing channels to listen to!

I also manage the New York Armenians group on Facebook. I realize that, not many people are on Facebook yet. One of the important features is the “events” link on it’s left margin. There you could access all the upcoming tristate area events in chronological order. If you are a member, you may access at:

What would you like to see on this blog? Let me know.

Zohrab Center – Th Nov 13th

The Zohrab Center and Armenian Network of America; Greater NY Region presents:

A book presentation, by Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte:

Nowhere, a Story of Exile

In 1988, Anna was a 10-year old girl living in Baku in the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan..

Please join us as Anna presents this riveting story of organized terror, refugee life, and the desperate search for one’s home told through her diary entries as a young girl.

“The Armenian Anne Frank of our times” ~ V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan

Full details can be found at:

Literary afternoon – Hermine Kalustyan’s 100th birthday celebration


The Esayan-Getronagan Alumni of New York will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Hermine Kalustyan, who had been a legendary principal of the Esayan school, and a precious teacher to Esayan, Getronagan, and Galatasaray lyceums in Istanbul.

This EGA’s Pajagi Or event will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. — at the Kalustyan Hall of the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, in Bayside, NY — during which our honored guest and main speaker will be Makruhi B. Hagopyan, the assistant editor to Rober Haddejian of the Marmara daily.

The morning on the same Sunday, there will be a Requiem Service at the Holy Martyrs Church for Hermine Kalustyan and for the memory of the late founders, principals, teachers, and alumni of Esayan and Getronagan Lyceums.

The attached flyer will provide you with the details of this exceptional event that will interlace three functions in one: The traditional Esayan-Getronagan Pajagi Or, the celebration of Oriort Hermine Kalustyan’s exemplary life on her 100th birthday, and the introduction of our honored guest Makruhi B. Hagopyan to our community in Greater New York.

— with Biosyan Sheshedian Hilda, Araksi Mimar, Zepür Büyükagopyan Şenkuyumcuyan, Makruhi Büyükhagopyan, Hilda Adil and Kevork Keskinyan.